Despite our sometimes inclimate weather, Portland has a pretty phenomenal food cart scene. While many focus on fairly traditional food cart fair, a handful have unique offerings and are destinations for more than just a main meal.
Of all these food carts Sip is my absolute favorite. Located in the courtyard of the People's Food Coop (3029 SE 21st Ave), Sip is a small airstream trailer transformed into one of the best fresh juice bars in the entire city. Opened at the start of the summer, Sip made its name by offering devilshly delicious vegan milkshakes, so rich and tasty that even non-vegans could be seen licking their cups. In addition to its indulgent delights, Sip also offers a nice range of fresh and organic juices and smoothies. On a recent trip I had a tropical green smoothie which is by far the single best smoothie I've ever had, anywhere.
With the turn of seasons Sip transitioned its offerings away from milkshakes and on more wintery offerings including hot soups and specialty drinks like milled cider, chai and hot coco. Recent soups have included Thai Red Curry, Vegan "Beef" Stew and Potato Leek.
Sip is a prime example of perfect simplicity, it's the kind of place you can go, order anything, and know that it's going to be fresh, organic and delicious. There are rumblings that Sip's owner is looking to expand and open a cafe in Portland, an extremely exciting prospect.
Here's a copy of Sip's Menu. Some extremely yummy drinks from one of my favorite Portland Food Cart: